Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Wish List

It’s Christmas Day today and even though Santa didn’t drop all of the items in my wish list, I’m still giddy because I got a nice surprise from the husband.  Life has been a bit hard economically this month so I wasn’t expecting anything for myself.  But of course, the kid in me had my own list of nice to have stuff just in case Santa Claus has some extras to shower my way:
1. Nursing tops and dresses
2. A DVD of my fave show’s compiled special and uncut episodes
3. TAG Heuer watch which I saw from a friend’s online store
4. iPad Mini
5. iPhone 5
6. Cash
Uhm, Santa, Christmas is still not over. :) I won’t mind waiting for another year for all of these actually. Hehe.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Free Movie Day At SM Cinema

Watch movies for free at SM Cinemas on December 8, 2012.  Movies that will be shown are Supremo: The Andres Bonifacio Story, Deadfall, House at the End of the Street, Stolen, Step Up Revolution, Himala and two independent films courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.  Register from November 23 to December 6 at facebook.com/eplus.sm to get your free movie voucher.

Guitar as a Christmas Gift

Christmas is almost upon us.  Now is the perfect time to start Christmas shopping to avoid the rush and cram.  Here’s a great suggestion if you have a musician recipient on your Christmas list.  There is a guitar for sale at Musicians friend that you can check out.  I’m just not sure if they’re having a Thanksgiving sale but it’s worth trying.  Who knows great deals and savings are just awaiting you.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Big Toy Sale

Here’s a great sale that shouldn’t be missed.  ‘Tis the perfect time to start shopping for Christmas gifts for your kids.  Up to 70% off on favorite toy brands like Lego, Lamaze, Matchbox, Barbie, Mega Blocks, Bratz, Fisher-Price, Disney, Hot Wheels, Leap Frog and many more!  The Toys R Us Big Toy Sale is a shopping paradise for kids!

Date: November 26 – December 2, 2012

Venue: Activity Center, Alabang Town Center

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Christmas is Near

It’s getting colder these past few nights.  I guess we can already safely say that the Christmas breeze will soon be here.  Actually, some have even put up their Christmas trees already and even have started their Christmas shopping.  That’s how excited some people are.  In the other parts of the world, they have experienced their first snowfall already so some have also started to look columbia jackets clearance.  How about you, can you already feel that the most favorite season of many is very near?

Bottle cap Necklaces

Personalized Hello Kitty Bottle Cap Necklace, Custom Name, Princess Birthday Present, Flower Girl, Heart Charm

Aside from baby headbands and hair accessories, I’ve also been hooked to making kiddie jewelries like bracelets and bottle cap necklaces.  So far, I have been using (and even made a sale) with bottle cap necklaces using ballchains and leather cords with organza ribbons.  I’m going to try soon adding beads and charms like the photo above which I snagged from an Etsy store.  I’m pretty sure it’ll be a hit.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Fairy Hobmother

For several days now, I’ve been thinking how will I doll up my little princess this Halloween.  We got invited to a Halloween Party and a Trick or Treat Activity next week so coming in a costume is ideal.  I find it impractical to buy expensive custom made costumes no matter how cute they are because they’ll just be worn for several minutes.  DIY-ing is the only solution I could ever think of.  Thanks to Fairy Hobmother because his visit on my blog last night sparked an idea in me.  An old tutu, improvised wings and wand and voila…my little darling will be the cutest Fairy, I’m certain.

So thank you, Fairy Hobmother for that great idea.

Aside from the fairy costume idea, I have a greater thing to thank the Fairy Hobmother for.  Would you believe that he (he’s a guy!) has sprinkled some pixie dust and showered me a gift card I can use at Amazon?  Not enough to buy a freezer but just enough to spoil myself and splurge on new clothes!  He said that he’s on a mission of spreading goodness and joy to deserving bloggers in the blogosphere.  I feel so blessed to have been paid a visit.  He also left a note that he’s continuously searching for more deserving blogs to visit.  One way of finding them is by referring to those who will comment on this post.  So what are you waiting for?  Comment away and experience the fairy’s goodness one of these days.

Invitation to A Fun-Filled Lunch Date with Kasal.com

Attention Soon-To-Wed Couples!

Kasal.com is inviting you to a fun-filling FREE LUNCH at Paul Calvin's Diner (Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig) this Saturday, October 20, 2012, 11:30am-3:30pm for some WEDDING PREPARATIONS idea exchange and chitchat with other soon-to-weds.

To join, send the following details to kasal.comteam@gmail.com.

Name of Bride & Groom:
Wedding Date:
Contac Details:
FB of Bride/Groom:
Wedding Website/Blog (if any):

Take note that only 15 lucky couples can join this event.

Wedding Preparation

Friday, October 12, 2012

Smart Parenting Model Search 2012


If your 1 – 7 year old child has that interest or dream to become a model someday, then this contest search is for her/him.  Make that dream come true as early as now by registering him or her and attend the Go-See Audition on October 20.  Winners get the chance to be covered on Smart Parenting Magazine.

Earrings Organizer

Women are fond of wearing of jewelries as they can make a big difference in one’s appearance.  They come in various colors, sizes, styles to make it a match on the wearer’s fashion, personality and style.  This is why a woman can have too many jewelries, or earrings, in particular.  Over the years, one might be surprised over her growing army of accessories and keeping them or organizing them in such a way that one can easily see and browse through for easier selection.  Here are some creative yet effective ways on how to organize your accessories:


Photo source: beautyriot.com via Rainboe Sims-Jones on Pinterest

Cheese Grater: Hang earrings on a painted cheese grater for that easy keeping and display.  You can decorate and add makeshift legs using auto-adjust toggle clamp so that even the lowest layer of the holes will be utilized.

Lace or a crocheted band and an old frame.

Source: homedit.com via Cristy on Pinterest

Old frame and layered wires.


1. What time do you usually go to bed on weekdays?
Lately, around 1 am after doing online works and headband orders.

2. Has anyone ever told you about bad habits you have during sleep? (Snoring, talking, kicking etc?)
Husband says that I tend to snag his pillow in the middle of our sleep.

3. Do you prefer your sleeping environment to be warm and snug, or cool and crisp?
I prefer to sleep in a cool bed with smooth and wrinkle free beddings. After checking the security systems of the house, my bedtime routine includes fixing the sheets flattening it as smooth as possible before I lie down.

4. What was your favourite bedtime story as a child?
I love my grandmother's version of the Monkey and Turtle Story.

5. Is there anything unusual that you often do while in bed? (Unusual meaning something other than sleeping, reading, naughty fun etc.)
None that I know of. More often than not, my eyes automatically shut as soon as my back hit the sack.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Rainy Season Illnesses

Whenever the rainy season is here, we are always reminded to be alert and be on guard against various illnesses.  The rainy season brings forth a lot diseases during this season and these include the following:

1. Diarrhea

2. Dengue Fever

3. Flu

4. Lepstopirosis

5. Athlete’s Foot

Do take note that some of these are fatal when not remedied immediately.  The key is whenever you see any or all of the following symptoms, better see a doctor immediately.  Some may abhor the sight of the hospital beds, medication carts and injections, but immediate action is very important.

1. Fever more than 37.8 Degrees Celsius

2. Bleeding

3. LBM of more than 3 days, excessive thirst, dry tongue, decreased amount of urine

4. Generalized weakness, difficulty in standing, difficulty in raising both arms

5. Yellowish discoloration of the eyes, urine and skin

Source: Maxicare MB 60 Bulletin

House Ants

Ants have been plaguing our home for several weeks now.  It’s so annoying and disturbing to see ants everywhere.  From the dining table, dresser, closet and even our bed.  We’ve been looking where do they possibly come from but to no avail, we can’t locate it.  They just seem to appear everywhere as if they have wings and land wherever they wish to.  Anyone knows of natural ways on how to get rid of these house ants?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fidgety and Excited

As the party date draws near, I can’t help but feel fidgety and excited at the same time.  Excited because, of course, it’s the little princess special day and although she’s too young yet to understand what’s going on by then, I’m sure she’ll be delighted to see the colorful decors and balloons that will liven up her party.  Fidgety because, well, it’s given that the cost that will be incurred would surely be horrifying to our pockets plus the intricate party details can seem so overwhelming.  I feel like we’ve covered most details already but I also feel like there’s still so plenty of things to do.  Those nitty gritty details drive me crazy.  One good example is the packaging of the 60 pcs of party souvenirs we’ve purchased a few weeks back.  Albeit easy, it’ll take a lot of time and extra hands to put on the thank you tags.  Glad there’s no need to cover or wrap up the prizes such as the cobble hill puzzles.  At least, that’s off our list.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

YouTube Filtering for Kids

I’m definitely pinning and bookmarking this as my preschooler can now tinker the iPad on his own and loves watching videos on Youtube.  Pinner says, “Safety filter on YouTube for Kids. This is a MUST READ for any parent!! Kids love watching funny videos on YouTube, but they can easily venture into the UNKNOWN. Step by stop instructions on how to turn on YouTube SafeSearch. It should only take 10 minutes!”


Medical Themed Cupcakes

Speaking of cakes and I’m drooling with all the cake pictures I’m seeing on my Pinterest board, let me sure these medical themed cupcakes I’m thinking to gift my friend who’s a nurse.  I’m sure she’ll be happy to receive and devour these cute cupcakes adorned with medical related elements like an injection, band aid, foot on a cast, tablets, pills and stethoscope.  These would be satisfying and filling while we catch up and talk about the latest in her career and in the medical field like the medical answering service at AnsweringServiceAgency.com

Wedding Cake

Seeing this wedding cake reminded me of our own wedding cake 7 years ago.  We didn’t have an M&M themed one but we had the same quirky and asymmetrical style and shapes of each layer.  It was huge and they’re all edible layers.  If ever I’ll get wed again (of course, with the same man), we’d have the same style still.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Time Flies Fast

Just a week to go, here comes the “ber” months.  For us, Filipinos, the first day of September marks the start of the Christmas season and by then, we’ll start hearing on the airwaves Christmas songs already.  But before I get excited for Christmas, I’m more ecstatic about my little princess’ first birthday on October.  Time flies, indeed.  It feels like it was just a few months ago when I received pregnancy gifts.  Soon, we’ll be opening first birthday gifts! 

Where did the time go? 

Thursday, August 09, 2012

17-Year Old’s Neural Network That Can Detect Breast Cancer Wins Top Prize at Google Science Fair

In this year’s Google Science Fair, a 17-year old whiz girl won the top prize for her cloud-based neural network that can accurately detect breast cancer.  Brittany Wenger designed artificial neural networks that assess tissue samples for signs of breast cancer.  Artificial neural networks are essentially computer programs “coded to think like a brain”, she explained.  The difference is that it can detect complicated patterns that are too complex for humans.  The neural network is said to be 99.1 percent sensitive to malignancy.  Very clever and impressive for a 17-year old. She deserves the $50,000 in scholarship money, an internship with a fair sponsor and a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands as her grand prize for the said Science Fair.

Choosing the Best Credit Card

Several people use credit cards on a regular basis.  Credit cards, when owned and used wisely, have tremendous benefits people can take advantage of that can help in managing our financial resources more efficiently.  Getting the best credit card, however, requires caution to score the best deals.  In order to get the better deal, think about on which categories of items you regularly spend the most money.  Choose the closest category that describes your primary use of the credit card and from there you’d be able to choose the best credit card for you.

1. Airfare

2. Gasoline

3. Business expenses

4. Food, Medicine and Gas

5. Vacations

Birthday Cupcakes for a Doctor

While searching for cupcake designs that we can incorporate in my daughter’s party on October, here’s something interesting that medical professionals would find cute.  I bet they’d also want not just a piece but the whole box of these charmingly designed cupcakes.  This cupcake with a lab coat and stethoscope is actually one of the 6 doctor-themed cupcakes that Oh Crumbs! made for a doctor who’s celebrating his 30th birthday.  Here’s a picture of the whole lot.  Now that made me salivate and triggered my sweet tooth.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Just Some Random Thoughts

Facebook is one of the wisest inventions that the internet has brought us.  While there’s so much to love about it like it gets you to connect with your friends and loved ones who are distant, there are also some that I don’t like about it.  Some users become pretentious and self-righteous.  They post status or make comments bragging how “great” or how “good example” they are when in real life, they are not.  In fact, it’s the total opposite.  How I wish Facebook has the capacity to not post or reject a pretentious post or a comment from a poser.

Several Uses of Lemon Peels

Who would have thought that lemon peels have so many uses.  So before throwing them away, take a look at this list and see how much those peels will be useful to you.  You will be surprised on the lots of amazing advantages and uses that this “trash” can do.  I’m going to print this out and stick it as a note on our fridge as a reminder.

1. Clean greasy messes.

2. Clean your tea kettle or coffee pot.

3. Clean your microwave.

4. Deodorize the garbage disposal.

5. Polish chrome.

6. Polish copper.

7. Clean a stainless steel sink or your Frymaster stainless steel pot.

8. Keep insects out.

9. Make a scented humidifier.

10. Refresh cutting boards.

11. Keep brown sugar soft.

12. Make zest.

13. Make Vegan Lemon Biscotti.

14. Make twists.

15. Make lemon extract powder.

16. Make Lemon Sugar.

17. Make Lemon Pepper.

18. Make candied lemon peel.

19. Lighten age spots.

20. Soften dry elbows.

21. Use on your skin.

22. Make a sugar scrub.

Source: care2.com via Cherry on Pinterest

Artscow Freebie Codes

Have you made a Photobook on Artscow but can’t proceed to check out because you’re still awaiting some funds?  Well, now it’s the best time to finally check out your cart because Artscow has just released a freebie code:

Enter code: FRECRE8897 and redeem the credits for free for the following:

Five 20 paged 8"x8" photo books
Two 20 paged 9"x7" photo books

Validity of redemption is until August 10, 2012.

Customized T-shirts as Gifts

T-shirts and polo shirts are among the easiest and safest gifts given to guys. Well, for one, men wear loose shirts most of the time. While there’s a snug fitting fashion for men these days, loose, free size and baggy shirts are still the norm. The choice, however, will be dependent on the color, the fabric, the design and the overall appeal of the shirt.  If you’re thinking of giving shirts as a gift, be unique by purchasing customized t-shirts.  You can have the shirt personalized like have the recipient’s picture or name or his favorite character printed on the shirt.  It’ll surely make the recipient ecstatic seeing how it was personalized.

National Book Store’s Weekly Signed Book Treat

Hey booklovers!  Do you know that you can own this signed book by Jane Lynch (the Glee Star herself and an award-winning American actress and comedienne!) for free?

Join National Book Store’s Weekly Signed Book Treat!

Join by clicking on the Giveaway tab:
Contest runs from August 3 (12nn) to August 9, 2012 (12nn). Winners will be announced soon after.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Modern Wall Fireplace

I have always wanted to have a wall fireplace similar to this.  It gives a finishing touch to the stylish look of the home.  I really like how it makes the home particularly the living room lovelier, cozier, and how it provides a  more relaxing atmosphere to the home during those frosty wintry nights.  Nowadays, modern and stylish wall fireplaces have made the traditional brick fireplaces in the olden times obsolete.  It can easily be powered by electricity even.  While it is nice to have this lovely décor in our home, it would be impractical and off since we don’t experience winter here in our part of the world.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Supportive Husband

Ever since I started my handcrafted baby headband business, the husband has been complaining about the “mess” it has caused in the house.  It’s not actually about the messy stuff per se but it’s the multiplying containers and racks of materials and supplies I’ve stocked.  I don’t have my own craft room so the portion that used to be the storage of my son’s toys is now my territory.  He’s joking that he’ll back me up all the way in this endeavor so that when this business hit big, I’d be able to acquire my own space for all of these stuff.    Sometimes, he even helps me out with the orders by cutting felt cloths, product cards or sticking zebra labels onto products.  See, he’s one supportive husband.

Monday, July 09, 2012

He Missed Them

It’s been a month already since my parents arrived from abroad and will be staying here for good.  And if there’s one person who can be considered the happiest because of their arrival, that would have to be Asher.  He’s ecstatic and thrilled every time we visit them in Makati or they visit us here in Quezon City.  Of course, the feeling is mutual for the doting grandparents.  Asher loves playing with his Lolo so much that my Dad could no longer keep up with the little one’s energy.  They have also  been generous in showering him with gifts and toys, probably making up for the long time that they’ve been away and for the special occasions they’ve missed.  We’ll be seeing them soon again and I’m thinking of surprising them with a special token of thanks.  I’ve seen a couple of nice gifts at Red Envelope.  I’m convinced that it’s the shop for those hard to buy for grandparents.  So ecstatic to see their reaction.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

90% Well

After being sick with terrible colds and cough for more than 3 weeks, I’m finally feeling better.  I was diagnosed with acute sinusitis and normally, it wouldn’t go away in a month.  Actually, I still have occasional bouts of nasal congestion and throat itchiness (so I cough it out) but I’m waaaay lot better.  In fact, my right hearing has been restored.  It was impaired and had hearing difficulty the entire time I was sick! 

While I’m near to 100% recovery, it’s just disappointing that the bug hasn’t just left the house as it’s my little princess who’s now nursing colds and cough. She’s now under medications which spells a little trouble because she dislikes opening her mouth to drink meds!  The worse part is that she’s taking in about 5 medicines including 2 antihistamines since this was brought about by allergy.  Glad that we were able to buy her medicines easily just how easy it is to order online for Adipex at http://www.shoppharmacycounter.com/t-Adipex-Medicine.aspx.  Yes, even medicines and supplements now can be ordered through your fingertips!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sleeping Difficulty

I’ve been having a hard time sleeping at night lately.  I’m still nursing my more than a week old sinusitis so the moment I lie down on the bed, my nose becomes so congested that I’m having a difficulty breathing.  The Camphor and Menthol I’m using helps a bit and just for a short time.  So I end up almost awake throughout the night.  I’ve been wondering if I can use a med to induce sleeping but I’m not quite sure about ambien side effects.  Anyway, I just hope and pray that the prescribed meds will work effectively and wears out this discomfort I’m feeling.  Gahhh! I hate being sick.


Nothing stays still.  Change is inevitable.

There would always be a point in our lives when we find ourselves losing interest with a routine or those things that have become a habit.  Although not necessarily wanting to give it all up, but there’s a time when we want a breather and do something new.  We find something else to divert our attention with the hope of easing the boredom.  For some, they yearn for a new adventure. 

This is what’s exactly happening to me right now.  The online world has become a hard habit to break since I first touched the keyboard and even more when I got hooked on blogging.  I know you might have noticed the very scarce updates in all of my blogs.  I guess I’m at that point that my passion is shifted to something else.  From getting hooked on internet and technology (yes, there has been a geek in me for the past few years), I’m wanting something else.  So from reading about POS Hardware, software and other techie things, my time are now mostly spent on doing crafty things.  I’m not entirely giving up blogging but I don’t know…perhaps, I just want a breath of fresh air.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Fender Telecaster Guitars

If you are into country music and blues, going through the Fender Telecaster guitar center is a top tip that most guitar experts give.  The Fender Telecaster has supreme good looks and has a particularly distinctive sound thereby making it a top favorite among country music players.  Among the guitar players that expressed admiration with this guitar line include the famous Bruce Springteen, Andy Summers and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.  In fact, Jimmy Page even used a 1958 Telecaster on the amazing track Stairway to Heaven.  The next time you drop by your guitar shop, give a Fender Telecaster a trial run.

Guitar Playing

Probably, if I continued my guitar lessons when I was younger, I would have been skillfully strumming my favorite songs now and even contemplating to buy Line 6 Amplifiers.  Or who knows, I could have even set up a band by now.  My sisters and I were bought with an acoustic guitar before and we all learned the basic chords.  Sadly, we lost interest along the way and soon forgot about it.  I don’t even remember where that guitar could be right now.  If my son expresses an interest about guitars, I’d be glad that he continues the interest I once had.

Back To School Savings Tips

Kids going back to school means huge expenses are coming the parents’ way.  There’s the tuition fee that increases yearly, books, uniforms, school supplies and other stuff.  June (here in the Philippines when school year starts) is an expensive month for parents of schooling kids.  To save on costs, here are some tips on how parents can save:

1.  Have an “essential” back-to-school list and stick to it.

2.  Set limits. Stick to the budget.

3.  Do not buy new uniforms or schooling clothes if the old ones can still be used.  This also applies to school shoes and bags.

4.  Bind loose notebook leaves that were unused in the previous school year.  You spare yourself from buying new notebooks.

Another ten months of schooling are about to start.  The next thing you know your child is preparing for a gre schedule and that’s when you realize time flies fast indeed.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Cool Vests to Beat the Heat

Beating the summer heat can be quite a challenge. Using an umbrella or putting on sunscreen will not directly release the heat from your body. Wearing a Cool Vest is one of the easiest ways that will relieve you from heat. Friendsofwater.com offers quality water-related products, promoting the importance of water in one’s health, environment, and even recreation.

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Cool Vests are one of their innovative product lines. They have evaporative Cool Vests and phase-cooling vests. The first one releases evaporation to cool your body. All you need to do is soak the vest in cold water or freeze it before wearing it. Evaporative cooling vests are perfect for outdoor activities such as cycling, gardening, or if you’re simply sensitive to heat. The phase-cooling vests use ice packs inserted in the pocket of the vests. Compared to the previous one, this vest stays dry because you don’t soak it in water. Phase-cooling vests can hold a steady temperature of 14 degrees Celsius for 3 hours. Both types of vests are non-toxic, durable, lightweight, and washable.

To top it all, these cool vests come in a sundry of attractive colors, creative designs, and even additional accents like studs and crystals (for the women’s line!). They are reasonably priced, too! For more information on this literally cool product, visit the friendsofwater.com store.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Making Popcorn Anytime, Anywhere!

Popcorn is one of the classic snacks we all love to munch. Movies wouldn’t be complete without a bucket of popcorn. Making popcorn in the comfort of your own home is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re just hanging out with your family or having some friends and relatives over, having a bowl of popcorn in your living room will keep your guests entertained.

Wouldn’t it be convenient to have your own popcorn popper and enjoy munchin’ and poppin’ at any given time?! ePopcorn.com can take care of that and so much more! Established in 1999, ePopcorn.com is a wholesale and retail distribution that offers popcorn machines for both business and home use!

You can choose from different kinds of home use popcorn machines, ranging from 2-8 oz. Household popcorn machines for 2-4 oz are perfect for small families, home theatres, game rooms, and kitchens. Meanwhile, those home use popcorn machines from 6-8 oz are suited for larger families, entertainment rooms, and big parties. There are also household popcorn machines for occasional use and everyday use, which is further classified into small, medium, and large machines.

Depending on your usage, there’s a popcorn maker suitable for you! You can buy them online at ePopcorn.com. Visit their website now and see more fun food equipment that you will surely enjoy!

Awesome Wireless Doorbells

Wireless doorbells are getting more and more ingenious. If you go to Wireless Doorbell Store you’ll find different brilliant wireless doorbells with unique features.

To help you decide, here are top 3 doorbells worth looking at:

1. Jacob Jensen Wireless Doorbell

This award-winning wireless doorbell is easy-to-use, with quality sound, and a trendy design. It has five separate, artist composed, high-quality polyphonic alerts namely: classic town hall bell, knocking at an old wooden door, contemporary lounge-inspired tune, Asian-inspired tune, and low-frequency tune (for the hearing impaired).

2. Honeywell 6-Channel Wireless Doorbell

This wireless doorbell detects when one of your windows or doors is open. It controls six individual channels which can be programmed to a separate wireless push button, door/window contact sensor, or indoor/outdoor motion detector. This amazing product can be customized to your needs.

The receiver’s range is up to 450 ft. Channels have six different tones: Ding Dong, Saint Clements, Westminster Chime, Tube Chime, Warm Brass, and Fantasy.

3. Optex 1400 ft. Range Wireless Doorbell

This long-range wireless alert is designed to transmit a signal through high interference areas such as shops or buildings outside your standard range. Twelve additional sensors may be added to each receiver which covers multiple locations at the same time. This system works well with the 1400 ft range motion sensor so you can have a doorbell and motion alarm all-in-one system.

Browse from the product range of wirelessdoorbellstore.com and find the best wireless doorbell that suits your needs!

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles

Do you love solving jigsaw puzzles?  My 4-year-old son does.  We have bought him 24-piece puzzles and he can solve it in under 5 minutes all by himself.  Now that he has memorized most of his puzzles, he’s asking us to buy him some more.  I won’t mind buying puzzles since these are actually educational toys.  Even though he tends to get messy with its puzzle box and its pieces just lying around whenever he’s playing, it’s just okay.  He’s reaping the following benefits anyway so we’d just be supportive of his latest fascination.

1.) Puzzles are great for developing problem solving skills

2.) Makes a great family bonding time when played together

3.) Great for his motor skills as he holds each piece and try to fit them in its proper place

Wedding Fascinators

Wedding fascinators are the “in” thing nowadays.  It has become a favorite alternative to the traditional tiara to complete the bridal couture.  This bridal headpiece gives the bride a modern and individualized wedding fashion statement.

There’s a wide array of wedding fascinators.  It comes in different sizes, colors, shapes, materials and applique elements.  Here are some points to remember when choosing the right and comfortable to wear wedding fascinators:

1. The hair piece can go as big as you want but do remember that it will also come with a weight.

2. There’s a huge variety of materials that can be used: feathers, tulle, hats, ribbons, flowers, beads and sequins.

3.  The options for colors is relatively wide also.  Feathers can be dyed to achieve a more appealing color.  However, for the bride, popular choices are white, ivory or cream.  For the guests, they can opt for pastels specifically pink and blue hues.  

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Under Speeding

We had a quite thrilling road trip on our way home from Laguna last weekend. Reaching home should take us only 2 hours but the unthinkable happened.  We drove for 3 hours or so.  No SLEX traffic or whatsoever.  The reason is that the Starex couldn’t accelerate and the maximum speed it reached was just 60 kph, average of 40-50 kph. We were under speeding at the expressway…glad we were not apprehended.  Once the brakes were hit even if it’s not at a total stop, it would seemingly hang and it wouldn’t accelerate even just a bit.  The engine has to be shut off and turned on again for us to start moving.  The husband suspected that there’s something wrong with the fuel system parts. We’re still yet to bring it to the repair shop.  It was a such a huge relief we reached home..after perhaps about a hundred of shutting off and turning on the engine.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Casting Calls

A person's good looks, extraordinary charm and impressive talent are the qualities talent hunters are looking for in an audition. As in a business, these are the so-called the "capital" that a hopeful invests in in order to penetrate this industry. Somehow, the world of entertainment can be likened to a business. It's sometimes called show business because one invests on his or her good looks to get good breaks in movies, commercials, modeling gigs, theatrical plays and any other form of entertainment.

There are several ways through which one can become an actor. The most popular means is through attending casting calls. A casting call is an event where casting directors watch and go through hundreds or sometimes, thousands of hopefuls perusing their appearance and talent. It's through an open casting call where they can spot the perfect individual who would make a great fit on their project or requirement. It's usually a long and tedious process but it's a great opportunity to find that perfect candidate who has the greatest potential to become the next big star. As for those who are trying their luck to become an actor, a casting call is the perfect chance to put your best face forward and get noticed.

Be on the lookout for next audition schedules. TV stations are regularly on the lookout for new stars and are casting for new shows. Big brands of goods also frequently hold auditions as they look for the perfect model for their commercials whether it be for print or TV ads.

Attending an audition can be as difficult as it gets. It's tricky especially if it's your first time. But by just keeping in mind the important tips, everything will happen as you hope for. Who knows you might already be the next star their casting on.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Benefits of Peaches Scrubs

Medical uniforms and scrubs are a type of clothing that medical staff, practitioners and students in med school usually wear.  But medical scrubs are more than just a type of special clothing.  With its stylish designs, comfort, and purpose, more and more people even those who aren’t in the medical field choose to wear this type of apparel.

One of the leading manufacturers of nursing scrubs in the US is the Peaches Uniforms 4U.  Peaches Uniforms takes pride of its high quality fashionable medical and nursing uniforms and is most specifically known for its innovative and colorful prints. The Peaches scrubs are made of special fabrics that allow men and women healthcare professionals to move about comfortably and freely throughout their shifts.  Doctors and nurses need these type of clothing comfort and flexibility so that they can do their jobs of saving and treating sick people more effectively.

Here are the benefits of wearing Peaches Scrubs and Peaches Dresses:

1.  Cost.  Most of the Peaches Scrubs are inexpensive especially those that have very simple designs and basic prints.

2.  Comfort.  These scrubs are made of breathable and quality clothing materials that are light and comfortable to wear.

3.  Maintenance.  They can be washed easily as they are just light and retain less dirt.

4.  Wide Array of Options.  Peaches scrubs are available in a variety of sizes and colors.  There are also different designs that would suit the preference of men and women.

5.  Shopping is easy.  Peaches Scrubs can be purchased over the internet and can be shipped right to your doorstep.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Gondola Shelving

Whenever we go to supermarkets, malls and retail stores, our eyes are mostly fixed on products and items for sale.  After all, that’s our main purpose of our going to the store, right?  We less likely notice the gondola shelving and supermarket shelving that are strategically positioned along the selling place.  Probably, it’s only now that you even come to learn that the most common shelves are called “gondola”.

Gondola shelving is a very functional and versatile and comes with easy-to-install shelving pieces.  These shelving pieces and racks are adjustable so that assembling them and moving around is an effortless task.  It comes in many assortments of different sizes, height, shapes and design that makes the display racks more appealing.

For business owners, they consider gondola shelving a must for their displays.  They see the importance of finding cheap but quality shelving and mannequins for sale.  They are extremely advantageous in all storefronts like clothing boutiques, dollar stores, liquor stores, beauty shops, hardware, etc.  What store owners most like about these store fixtures are its versatility.  As it’s like a custom puzzle, it can be adjusted and designed to fit any display item.  They can be positioned along the aisles, mounted on the wall, and many more.

Find Carhartt Boots at Working Person

Choosing the perfect Boots that will not only fit our feet, but the budget and lifestyle as well is not as easy as it may sound.  We’re more or less faced with this same predicament whenever we hunt for a regular footwear so just imagine how challenging it is a little bit more when searching for the perfect working Men’s boots.  These wearers are those who work in the construction industry, for the police or the military and those who are into hiking and hunting.  It’s essential for them to wear special type of shoes or safety work boots that protect the foot against painful and crippling injuries.

There’s a special store, however, that specializes in retailing top footwear brands for the working person that makes the shoe hunt task easier.  At Working Person’s Store, durable and comfortable branded work shoes can be found at competitive prices like like Wolverine Boots, Carhartt boots, Timberland boots, Converse Boots, Caterpillar work boots, Rocky work boots and Georgia work boots, Worx Work Boots, danner boots or Thorogood work boots.  One great feature about this online shop is that each work shoe is very well defined including the materials used and what’s so special about a certain model.  For example, the Timberland PRO Boots 24097 is clearly depicted with a hi-res colored picture and different angles of the shoe is shown as well.   The description info also tells that it has a polyurethane midsole thereby giving the heel durable cushioning and energy return.  Aside from footwear, workwear, outerwear and accessories also abound in this store.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Cooling Home with Indoor Wall Fountains

No one’s exempted from experiencing the grueling heat of summer. Probably you’ve mumbled a thousand times already how ridiculously hot it has been every day.  Aside from turning on the air conditioner and the electric fans, do you know that you can somehow cool down your home by having an indoor wall fountain?  By blowing fresh, dry air across the indoor wall fountain, the water evaporates and absorbing some of the heat energy in the air and effectively cooling it.  So start looking for an indoor fountain now, take advantage of its water features and you can cool down your hot summer a bit with this wonderful home décor.

Flowers For Mom

Contemporary Design Flowers

The most common thought of gift for Mother’s Day are floral arrangements.  Mother’s Day is just a few months away so flower shops would soon be again busy accepting orders and delivering bouquets and baskets of flowers for Moms.  Giving of flowers as gifts dates back even to the early times.  It’s one of the most frequently practiced traditions.  Flowers can eloquently convey one’s sentiments: admiration, gratitude, sweetness, love.  They are beautiful and they make a great symbol of one’s special thoughts for a loved one or special someone.  As an idiom about flowers say, a flower say so much more than a thousand words.  So if you still haven’t thought of gifts to give your mom or wife on Mother’s Day, call the flower shop now and place your order.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Importance of Metal Storage Cabinets

Tools are essential in a handyman’s work.  It is comparable to a soldier’s gun, a doctor’s stethoscope, a driver’s steering wheel.  Without tools, he cannot carry on or complete his construction, maintenance or repair tasks.  As these tools are essential, utmost care is given for a long lasting life and sustained durability.  Proper and safe storage involves the utilization of toolboxes, portable tool cases and metal storage cabinets.  These systems fulfill specific storage functions and needs depending on the tools stored.

Nowadays, functionality is highly considered when selecting the right steel cabinets.  It’s not just enough that the storage requirement is satisfied but more over, we find for storage systems for our home and offices that also look stylish, space saving and serve other purpose that would make our task easier and more convenient.  Let’s say the rolling storage cart.  The steel storage cabinets' underneath perfectly stores tools and utilities while its rolling capacity makes transfer and movement from one place to another an effortless task.

For industrial work, cabinet style industrial workbenches serve dual purpose.  A workbench will let you work and make it easy for you to complete projects comfortably on a table instead of crouching on the floor.  The space under the bench are maximized into drawers, shelves and cabinets and provides a lot more storage space for small tools and industrial equipment.

The Benefits of Credit Cards


A credit card is a small plastic card that can be used in major malls and stores anywhere in the world to purchase goods and pay for services without the need for physical money.  The best credit cards have greatly gained popularity in the last few decades because of the tremendous benefits it gives to a cardholder when used smartly.  On the other hand, when it is misused, the effects can be drastic and painful.  Because of this many people are afraid to undergo credit card application because they fear they will be stuck in debt as a consequence.   Again, so long as one is cautious of his spending behavior, he will never fall into the pits of debt. 

Here are just a few of the many advantages that credit cards are thanked for:

1.  With credit cards, there’s no need to carry bulk and huge amount of money in our purse.

2.  A credit card is an instant purchasing tool when cash-strapped at the moment.  One can still buy the thing or pay for a service with just a swipe of the card and can be settled after a certain period of time.

3.  The best credit card deals nowadays provide rewards for every usage of the card.  They may be in the form of rebates or freebies in various types: food, appliances, vacation deals, airline miles, etc.  You’ll be informed of these rewards during credit card applications.

4.  Credit cards can be used as an payment aggregator of all bills.  Utility bills can be enrolled and take advantage of the auto-debit arrangement where each bill will be taken care of the credit card.  No need to pay utility bills separately and take note of the different payment due dates as the credit card company will take care of it.

5. Credit cards are not only for individuals.  Commercial entities can also take advantage of credit card applications that give them a better way of managing their cash, credit and capital.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nature Fundraiser Ideas

When raising a monetary fund in an organization or community, finding the right and most effective idea to make it happen can be quite tricky.  There are so many ways but still, nature fundraising activities prove to be the easiest and most noble because you do not only succeed in raising hefty funds but you also do your share in helping to promote to care for the environment.

There are actually tons of nature fundraiser ideas that can be considered.  One of the highly favored environmental fundraising options is through product selling.  Environment-friendly products are immense that organizers will not have to worry about expensive upfront costs.  They can make the green products themselves or ask for donations.  For younger fundraisers, one great idea is to sell organic candies and chocolates.  They can research from the web for easy recipes and ask assistance from their parents when preparing or cooking it.  Another idea is to sell products and novelty items that appeal to people of every age and personality: apparels, bags, jewelries, natural soy candles, household gift items and many more.  Take a look at Nature’s Vision’s catalog (an online fundraising center) for more unique product ideas for your green fundraising activity.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Finally, They’ll Be Home For Good

My parents just informed us of the good news that they’ll be coming home from abroad on June.  But it’s more exciting because my Dad decided to retire already and will be home for good!  Finally! He’s spent most of his years working abroad so it’s about time to enjoy the fruits of his long labor and spend the coming years with us.  He’s been an OFW for 31 years now.  I’m so excited for Asher and Ashley as they’ll be having more bonding times with their Lolo and Lola.  Even though they get to talk everyday (thanks to affordable vonage plans!) on the phone, it’s still different when you see them and talk to in person any time. My stepmom is now busy packing up their things for the airfreight shipping.  Now that gets me more excited..can’t wait to open those balikbayan boxes!

Spray Tanning Instead of Sunbathing

During summer time, people basking in the sun on beaches are a usual sight.  The beeline in the beach is usually consists of white-skinned people who sees a tanned body gorgeous.  Tanning is often associated with healthy and athletic bodies.  And there’s something about tanned looks that are attractive to them.  However, medical practitioners say that tanning under the sun is actually dangerous because of the UV rays.  They suggest to use commercially available tanning lotions or mobile spray tanning equipment.  This method can help you achieve your desired tanned look without the risk of premature aging, eye problems like cataracts, and skin cancer which are ill-effects of overexposure to the sun.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Party Planning


Are you a party planner? My love for party planning was brought about by my wedding planning some years ago. My husband and I got married  seven years ago. Back then I was hands on on my own wedding planning up to the minute details, resulting to a fully personalized party. The invitations, souvenirs, table number cards, guest sheets…all these were personally handcrafted by me.  Labor of love, indeed.  Not only we were able to tailor suit these stuff according to our preferences and requirements but we saved a great deal with all these. 

Every time my friends would have a party whether it be a bridal or baby shower, a housewarming or birthday parties, they always call me to do the theme decor and motif for their parties. My sister even sought my help in planning her own wedding a few years back.  Thankfully, sourcing for raw materials has been basically easy and convenient.  It's really great to have a good and reliable party supplies source to get all nice décor from.

Zurchers is an excellent site to purchase themed supplies from like balloons, plates, table cloth, streamers, disposable serve ware, utensils, centerpieces, wall decors, pinatas and other goodies. They sell item in bulk or wholesale quantities so you are sure to save money. They even sell candies for goodie bag for the little kids. Imagine being able to choose over 6,000 discount party supplies, you sure to find anything you need for your party. What’s even nicer about Zurchers is that they have a wide array of themed party supplies so let’s say your kid is having an enchanted and princess-themed wedding, tangled party supplies are available for ordering. There are a lot other themes to choose from: super mario party supplies, stadium horns supplies, Fiesta supplies, Hollywood party supplies and so on. When you have a store with this comprehensive and affordable supplies and ships your items promptly, it makes party planning really easy like a breeze.

High End Furniture

Even as a little kid, I’ve always dreamt of living in a mansion. When I played with my Barbie dolls, I always imagined that she has this big house with several rooms including a big closet room in her bedroom, a big comfy modern white sectional sofa in the living room, an attractive and cozy bedroom furniture set, and an elegant high end furniture in the dining room.

Isn’t this 14-seater dining table set lovely? Actually, I snagged the picture from AntiquePurveyor.com and more images of mahogany dining chairs can be viewed from their gallery.

They are an exclusive online dealer providing excellent and best selections on quality home mahogany dining room table at a fair pricing. I find their site very useful especially for those who would like to shop conveniently for the finest and elegant furniture without the need to personally go to the stores and see the limited stocks on display. On their site, you’ll be able to browse all their designs complete with pictures, product information and descriptions. Testimonials from satisfied clients can be perused in the Guestbook. Searching for your preferred item is conveniently done through clicking on the tabs: Free Tools, Dining, Room, Bedroom and Office. New Items and On Sale products are distinctly accentuated on the sidebar.  The availability of each item is likewise indicated through color-coded buttons beside the Item Code.  It’s readily available and can be shipped anytime if it’s a green button, inquiry for yellow and sold for red.  This is the perfect site for those who wish to have antique looking bed frames, night stands, dressers, bookcases, office desks and many more.

I find one of the Mahogany King sized beds truly attractive however, it’s too big for our small bedroom.  Perhaps, if we get to have our own mansion in several years time, we’ll get to know how it feels like lounging on such a majestic bed.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Impressive Determination and Hard Work

I have several friends from High School who are now medical practitioners.  I’m so proud of them and I laud them for their hard work and determination for achieving their dream.  They toiled several years of sleepless nights just to study and attain their desired specialization.  Many of them are now residing in the US and I heard that they are excelling in their respective posts.  I won’t be surprised if I see their profiles along with Ronald Sabbagh MD  in Doximity having a long and impressive list of licensures and certifications.  Doximity is an online exclusive network of US physicians through which they can communicate and reach out among each other for referrals or any other medical-related concerns.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Benefits of Web Conferencing

There are many benefits that businesses reap when using a Web Conference solution.  These includes the following:

1.) Web meetings done online cut down expenses significantly.  Costs save include transportation costs, hotel accommodations, rentals and catering.

2.) It is time-saving since there’s no travel time involved.

3.) It has a wider audience reach.  You can get everyone participate.

4.) The interactive capabilities of web conferencing allows participants to interact through live polls, question and answer periods, file sharing, etc.


Web Conferencing Solution

The power of internet has enabled many businesses to achieve their desired growth through going with the flow of technology.  Web conference is an innovative technology that allows individuals or groups to establish communication with another party else where through the internet.  It is the most convenient option to communicate with business partners, suppliers, clients and employees.  Through a web conferencing solution, businesses need not spend large amount of money on transportation and accommodation costs and other incidental expenses just to convene and have a meeting.  With just a computer, internet and a web conferencing host, everyone can already virtually meet any time, any where.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saving Energy and Reducing Costs with LED Lights and LED Track Lights

A home without lights or is poorly lit feels gloomy and absolutely isn’t inviting.  That’s why deciding on the lighting fixtures to install is an important decision to make when thinking about the illumination of the house.  The house need not be lighted with grandiose and overly shining and shimmering chandeliers.  That would not only hurt the homeowner’s pocket but the extremely high energy usage of the lights can also harm the environment. 

A home can be lighted with just a simple lighting fixture yet energy saving and long lasting.  Given such factors, led lighting fixtures with Led track lights appear to be the smartest choice among the types of lighting.  Homeowners and scientists even agree that using led lights have more advantages than the fluorescent lighting fixtures.  Here are just some of the reasons why a lot prefer led lighting and Led track lights:

1. Consumes lower energy level.  Lower consumption means lower electricity bill.  Led lights can therefore significantly reduce electricity costs.

2.  Known to last up to 50,000 hours so it’s more long-lasting.

3.  Durable and can resist vibrations even when you drop or bump them.

4.  Its directional distribution of light makes it perfect for spotlighting.

5.  Safe for the health and environment as there’s no dangerous emission  of UV and infrareds.   It doesn’t also contain mercury.

6.  Does not heat up so you can change the bulb right away without having to cool it down first before touching it for replacement.

All Gotham Lighting models at Alcon Lighting uses led lights so be sure to check them out when searching for the perfect lighting fixture for your home.  While there, one is able to shop by browsing the Indoor Lighting catalog or the Outdoor Lighting category.  There are also other electrical stuff that can be purchased like dimmers, drivers and transformers, ballasts, sensors and controls, emergency light batteries, wall plates and many more.  It’s actually a one-stop shop for all your electrical lighting needs.


Custom Labels for Party Materials

I remember when I planned my son’s first birthday party three years ago, a lot commented how OC I was. They say that the whole party itself down to the minute and little details show the great effort I exerted in each of them. With the help of a good friend, Jacque and her skillful decorators, we were able to come up with a colorful and jungle-lific party venue. Jungle safari was the party theme and we were able to execute it well from the tarpaulin, balloons, invites, registration table, table centerpieces, down to the prizes and even to custom labels of the loot bags’ thank you note. It really was a hard work and tremendous time and effort were put on just to come up with these unique ideas so just imagine how their praises sound music to my ears.

One of the things that I am most proud is the chocolate bar wrapper with custom printed labels and custom stickers. I personally designed the cover then have a local chocolate supplier print them and packaged on the homemade chocolate bars I’ve ordered. Other trinkets I made with a custom stickers are the table names with different jungle safari-related keywords like “savannah”, “lion’s den”, etc. The guests loved the idea, too.

I still get a lot of inquiries in my blog about the party. Some even are asking if they can hire me for similar trinkets and stuffs I made for my son’s party. I would love to make this a business but sadly, my time won’t permit. I advised them that there are online suppliers anyway whose services are readily available for such like the Data Graphics Inc.. They have been in the manufacturing industry for several years now and are known for their quality nameplates, overlays and labels for all types of businesses and needs.


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Luxury Bedding For a Luxury Bedroom Retreat

When checking in in a splendor hotel, the first thing that’s most noticeable upon entering the room is the luxury bedding.  Just the mere sight of it can already transport you into a royalty room because of its sheer elegance and beauty.  By touching, sitting and lying on it, the layer upon layer of soft sheets, comforters and pillows gives one a wonderful and indulgent feeling. 

These days, there’s no need to splurge and spend a fortune checking in in a five-star hotel just to experience the comfort and warmth of a luxury bedding.  This same effect can now be emulated and similarly enjoyed into one’s own bedroom at home.  Choosing the perfect luxury bedding for your bedroom can definitely give you a luxury retreat just like a luxurious hotel room does.

By shopping online, one can get excellent deals on quality bed linens.  Versai offers a wide array of luxury bedding sets in a huge range of colours and styles.  Whether your prefer solids, stripes, patterned, embroidered, quilted, wood fiber, it has all the possible styles to meet your requirement.  Same goes with the choices on fabric, thread counts and fit, they’ve got everything for your most specific needs.

Upscale Hair Salon Furniture Entices Customer To Come In

There are several beauty and hair salons that have sprouted like mushrooms in the city nowadays.  Each has its own expertise to boot and cool promos and deals to entice the public.  But what is it that influences one to highly favor one particular salon over the others? 

Listed below are my personal criteria.  As a customer, these are the factors or things that I consider the most in choosing the right salon that I perceive will be able to fulfill my needs:

1.  I slightly prefer hair salons that have already built their names and reputation well over the years.  Meaning, I’d go for those that are unquestionably well trusted by many.  Of course, I’d be willing to try the services of the newcomers provided the salon will speak for itself how cozy it is.  The aesthetics of its hair salon furniture should entice me and leave me an impression that I’ll have a good pampering time sitting on their salon styling chairs, for example.

2.  The attendants and staff should be courteous, friendly, pleasant and most importantly, skilled.  The attendant should know well what she or he is doing, must be updated with the latest styles and trends and offer amiably suggestions and recommendations of hair styles that will best suit me.

3.  The prices of the services should be reasonable.  I abhor those that charge much yet their skills are below par and their hairdressing salon furniture and facilities are not well maintained.  Their choice of shampoo brands and other supplies also have impact on my trust with them.  Definitely, I’d go for those that uses well acclaimed brands.

Yes I really have a high regard with upscale salon furniture and they really entice me much.  After all, they contribute immensely to the pampering overall ambiance, right?

Collectible Items in Military Auction

There are so many different types of hobbies that people get interested in.  Some are interested with craft-making, gardening, bird-watching and play musical instruments.  While others engage in collecting a certain type of thing.  The most common ones include collecting stamps, comic books, coins, vintage toys, etc.  There are also those who are into collecting unusual stuff like rifles, antique furniture, paintings and many more.  Each of these hobbies are all worthwhile activities and make a terrific pastime.  In fact, most of these collections can actually be a valuable investment.  There are various ways on how to obtain collectible stuff and one of which is through an auction.

A military auction is the best event to attend when looking for military assets collections.  These include military vehicles, hats, belts, boots, first aid equipment, rain suits, deployed parachutes, scrap metal, gas masks, sleeping bags.  There are also military surplus rifles for sale that a military branch put on auction.  If these items aren’t used for personal gain like for collection purposes, their resale value is something to look forward to.  The internet is a great source for all military surplus auctions needs.  The Affiliated Auctions & Realty is a company that specializes in buy and sell events and auctions.  It is associated with various groups and military organizations that are well known to handle sales and military auctions.

Online Store for Fruit Trees

I was so excited when we started our garden project three months ago.  Well, we can not really say that it’s a true garden because we just have a couple of built in plant boxes below our windows on the second level of the house.  Plus, we really need potted plants to decorate and add spice on the exteriors of the house.  So we really don’t have a backyard or a lawn that we can do a landscape on or of that sort.   Anyway, when I started searching the web for local botanical shops, seedling banks and plant sanctuaries, I realize that we do not have many.  Or if there are, they’re not advertised on the web (wrong marketing move..they’re missing bountiful opportunities!).

I’m really envious that in the United States, entrepreneurs really take advantage of the internet that’s why even the smallest businesses are advertised and very well publicized throughout the country.  In fact, some businesses are dependent on the internet just like in the case of Willis Orchards which is a mail-order plant and fruit tree company.  You can browse on the site their extensive gallery pictures of fruit trees, Grape plants, berry plants, palm trees, nut trees, flowering trees, blueberry plants, shade trees, bamboo plants and many more and place order through a secured, fast and easy checkout process (or through telephone).  The shipping might be a concern for some as nursery stock is perishable but with the very careful packing and handling of the courier, FedEx, normally and ideally, the plants arrive safely and in perfect condition.  But of course, Willis Orchard does replacements should there are obvious mishandling during the shipment. So for those in the US who have plant requirements (except California which has shipping restrictions), Willis Orchard is the site to see.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

First Birthday Party Preps

This month-end, my daughter will be 6 months old.  For some moms, it will be too early to start planning for her first birthday but actually it’s never too early to start planning especially if you’re eying to book the so-called “in-demand” birthday party suppliers.  So far, I got the venue, host/magician, photographer/videographer and venue stylist booked.  These are the suppliers that usually accept just one booking per day so they are the ones that must be secured first.  Next month, we’ll be booking the caterer and all other party details.  I love party planning and I’m really excited to pull off the best first birthday party for our very special princess.  Whew! I can’t believe that I'm thinking about first birthday party preparations and first birthday gifts.  Time flies, indeed!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Nursing Clothes

I breastfed my firstborn for exactly 2 years and 9 months.  Pretty long, it surely was.  And with my second baby, I’m committed again to do it for as long as I can.  That’s why nursing clothes are among the breastfeeding tools that I’m investing greatly on right now.  Nursing apparels are an integral part of any breastfeeding mother as it is meant to allow nursing baby easily and as discreetly as possible without sacrificing comfort for both mom and baby.  Finding the perfect nursing top involves several factors: functionality, fashion and style and price.  Nursing clothes come in a wide range including tops, tanks, bras, dresses, pajamas, and bathing suits.  More and more clothing shops are innovating and coming up with new styles these days including stylish street wear nursing fashion.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Subtle and Tactful

Many women has shopping as their obsession and an easy task for them.  They can do so well going through the racks of stylish dresses and tops and pick up that one piece that stands out for them.  They can try on so many shoes yet they’ll be able to find that loveliest pair for their feet.  Give them a big shopping cart, they can fill it up in a jiffy.

However, as expert shoppers they may be, it can be quite frustrating when they’re dealing with shopping for gifts for guys (that they'll love).  It’s always a challenge picking out the things that the guys would surely appreciate and like.  Perhaps, the reason for this is that guys are more subtle than women.  While a woman can have a ready shopping or wish list, a man would be less vocal and be tactful about it.  Guys may not be that outspoken when it comes to telling the gifts they wish to receive but it’s a fact that men, much like the ladies, love receiving gifts as well.  Well, who doesn’t feel special when given a gift?

Monday, February 06, 2012

Recent Obsession

Shopping for Ashley’s kikay head pieces is my recent obsession.  I have found about 3 online stores that sell the most creative, stylish and fashionable and if only they have an barcode scanner, it could have gone broken now because I’ve been ordering non-stop these past few weeks.  To date, she now has 2 boxes full of headbands and clippies and there’s more to come because I’ve just placed an order again today.  It gives me a different high whenever people gush how cute my daughter is with her cute head accessories on.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

A Clean and Pest-Free Home

Homes must always be clean and pest-free because cockroaches, rats, termites and other bugs are harmful to our health.  Cockroaches carry harmful bacteria that can be a cause a lot of illnesses like asthma.  Termites on the other hand are very destructive as they can literally bring a house down.  This is when pest control experts such as those from Bulls Eye Pest Control, a Houston Pest Control company, come in very helpful.  They can identify areas in your home that are breeding grounds of these pests and come up with a customized plan to carefully eradicate these tiny nuisances.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Love Month

The love month is here and it is very evident in the mall displays and promos rolled out by online merchants.  If you take a look at the latest groupon deals, Valentine hotel packages as well as deals about flowers and chocolate delivery are very common.  (I even saw a deal featuring cheap lingerie for sale). There are also buffet and special meal dates for couples in fine dining restaurants.  This is very nice as they provide a wide array of options for individuals to give their partners and special someone.  Have you already thought what to give your loved one?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Always Be My Baby

Asher’s birthday is nearing so here I am getting sentimental all over again.  I browsed his pictures yesterday – from newborn until his recent ones – and I can’t help but wonder how time really flies by.  I made sure to take lots of pictures and videos of him since his baby years so that I have something to watch and remind me of how he has grown up and how fun it is to be a mom.  That’s why I hope that youtube and youtube download will forever stay since that’s where I backed up all of his videos.

He’s turning 4 and I can’t believe that it has been 4 years already since I embraced the world of motherhood and realized how my heart can hold that much love.  He’s so big now yet I really can’t let go the baby in him.  After all, he’s my first baby…and my baby he’ll always be.